Tottenham and Man Utd lead Ba chase

Manchester United and Tottenham are leading the chase for Newcastle striker Demba Ba, according to The Telegraph.

Harry Redknapp revealed recently that the release clause in the Senegalese striker’s contract is even less than the £10 million initially reported, and it is now thought to be around £7 million. The terms of the deal reflect Ba’s previous injury problems – he failed a medical for Stoke before signing for West Ham last season, and Tony Pulis then described his knee as ‘a ticking time-bomb’.

Despite this, Ba has remained injury free during his time in England. However, regarding a move away from Newcastle, Ba told French radio station RMC, “I’m in Newcastle and the fans like me. The transfer market will be closed when I return from the African Cup of Nations, so I won’t focus on it.”

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